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Top Tier Dog Trainers in 

Traction Dog Training Club provides intensive in-home dog training programs in Boulder, Colorado. Our dog training programs are individualized and custom-tailored for the specific needs of your dog and your family!

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Could not be more happy and thankful for Traction! We have a 4 year old Catahoula that was adopted a year ago, he had a multitude of issues that we did not know how to handle. Leash aggression, incessant barking at new people, and generally not listening to any of our commands! Straight away Will was amazing with him and we now have the skills that Will taught us to not only understand the "Right" and "Wrong" way to train a dog but the gift of an obedient dog, who is happy, which makes us happy!!

colorado's original
homeschool program

Daily training for your dog in their own home

and neighborhood in Boulder, all while you're at work.


I went through a couple other trainers while trying to train both my dogs. I spent weeks with these trainers and too much money (it’s embarrassing) and they couldn’t accomplish what Mara did in ONE DAY. She was so kind but firm with her training, my dogs Juniper and Aspen loved to listen to her and she taught me how to properly communicate so we can continue our loving relationship. WE ARE SO HAPPY with Traction! We opted for the homeschooling sessions and the repetitive training really stuck. We will only continue the training!

homeschool: how it works

96% of people choose the Homeschool program.


1: create a custom training plan

Schedule a consultation with our dog trainers in Boulder.  We'll help you create a custom training plan tailored to your family and lifestyle.

Set your focus on basic obedience, puppy training, off-leash or advanced obedience, CGC, a Boulder off-leash permit, or behavior issues such as leash aggression or resource guarding.

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2: complete a 3-week program

Monday through Thursday each week consists of one-on-one training sessions between dog(s) and trainer in your Boulder home and neighborhood.  This minimizes distractions for both dog and trainer so learning can efficiently take place. You do not need to be home.

Friday each week consists of a private coaching session with the family to see what the dog has learned and to practice it themselves.  

Videos from training sessions are sent daily. 

3: join the club

Following your 3 week program, your dog has lifetime priority access to our Petsitting Program, our Varsity Subscription, and After-School Programs like agility, nosework, rally obedience, trick training, and more! 

In addition, the Homeschool program includes 2 free follow-up sessions.

Undoubtedly the best dog trainer I’ve ever worked with. While my friends’ dogs are still jumping on strangers and barking incessantly, my pup is well behaved and learning more all the time. Mara is a wonderful trainer and I wouldn’t be surprised if we see her on TV in the future teaching a wider audience how to have a better relationship with their dog.

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payment plans

2-12 month plans available for any training program

NO credit check

NO interest




All programs are customizeable.

homeschool program

3 week program with four 1:1 training sessions and one coaching session with the owner(s) each week.


Includes 2 free follow-up sessions & priority access to Petsitting and After-School programs such as boarding and extra-curricular group classes.

Best for people who want superior results or have busy schedules.


tutoring program

4 week program with one 1:1 training session and one coaching session with the owner(s) each week.

Includes intial in-person consultation.

Best for people who want to be hands-on in achieving results.  Homework is required.


private lessons

Individual private coaching sessions with the owners.

Best for people who want training touch-ups or have some training experience.

Not available for off leash or behavior training.

$320 - 800

Tina was a joy to work with. An expert with puppies, she took our 4 month old and had her heeling after the first session! All her methods are based on reinforcement and she was able to produce tangible results in just three weeks. We have a puppy with adult dog manners. Tina exceeded our expectations and we are so happy with all she accomplished! We will definitely use Traction in the future for follow up training.


Available to Graduates of the Homeschool & Tutoring Programs

The Petsitting Program

Board your dogs in a Traction Dog Trainer's private Colorado home as the only extra guest.  Keep training consistent even while you're away.

The Varsity Subscription

Subscribe to one monthly lesson with your trainer in Boulder to continue making tweaks, advancements and improvements, or simply to make sure training never slips up.

After-School Programs

Enroll in a 6-week Sampler Class and try out extracurricular activities with your dog! 

You'll try agility, nosework, disc, rally obedience, CGC/therapy certification, and trick training!


Traction's techniques make Cesar Millan look like a rookie...seriously. Our pups have all responded so well to their teachings. We have three dogs, ranging from a pup to 13 years old. All of our dogs are more obedient, and I believe happier. They don't jump on people at the door. They don't jump on the couch (unless invited). They peacefully sleep in their kennels. Our relationship with our dogs has never been better. Mara is a true professional. She also watches our home while we travel. It's a great feeling to know our pups are happy and our home is safe. Thank you, Mara. You are great teacher and even better person.


meet the trainers

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mara soo
lion, bear & elk trainer

  • Trained upper-level sport horses across the US

  • Trained mountain lions, bears, elk, bald eagles, otters and owls professionally

  • Competes in APPDA and PSA (protection and patrol dogs)

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tina chavez
top 10% ne po po graudate

  • Learned directly from Bart Bellon, inventor of many modern dog training methods

  • Certified AKC Canine Good Citizen, S.T.A.R., and Trick Dog Evaluator

  • Competes in APPDA and PSA (protection and patrol dogs)

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will coggins
special ops, swat, & fbi k9 trainer

  • Certified MWD Handler in obedience, patrol, and narcotics and explosives detection

  • Graduated Marine Corps K9's intensive training course in long range off leash training

  • Conducted dog training seminars for the Naval Explosive Ordinance Disposal, Homeland Security, ATF, FBI, NCIS, and NPD

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kelsey bowyer
protection sports decoy

  • PSA decoy/trainer and competitor in PSA (protection & patrol dogs)

  • Head Trainer certified and Remote Collar certified from Sit Means Sit

  • Certified PAVLOV Dog Trainer in Operant Conditioning and Learning Theory

Thank You Traction,
We are so pleased with the results of your training. Archie is a very active and high energy Australian Terrier.
We tried two previous trainers to no avail and had almost given up hope. Thanks to you he is now becoming a much better, happier, well behaved dog. It's so nice to take him for a loose leash walk, by our side, without feeling like we are flying a kite. Also at home, among other things, he will stay in place when asked, instead of terrorizing the house. The skills you have taught us and Archie are truly appreciated. Your professionalism and reliability is exceptional and we would highly recommend you to our friends.

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Service Area & Out-of-Service-Area Protocols

Our service area includes any address within a 15 minute commute from 1570 Table Mesa Dr, Boulder, CO, 80303.

If you are outside this area, no worries!

You can meet us in Boulder for training, or pay extra fees and we'll come to your home anyway.

Schedule a phone consultation to get an exact quote if you are outside our service area.

Frequently Asked Questions


I had almost given up hope for my dog Louie who has terrible leash aggression when walking past dogs behind fences.
The Homeschool program has turned my Louie around in 3 weeks time.
Walks are a joy again without stress for me!
I am so thankful.
I can now walk Louie and our 9 month old puppy with ease.


schedule a free consult

What is your primary goal or concern for your dog?
How comfortable is your dog with new people?

What Happens Next?

Complete your 3-5 week Custom Training Program

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Reserve your Program Dates by Paying a $199 Deposit and Signing our Training Agreement

Enjoy our Petsitting, After-School, and Varsity programs, Lifelong!